Meghan Markle And Prince Harry's Second Child: Everything To Know, From Due Date To Title
May 01, 2021 by apost team
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are happily expecting their second child in the very near future. The couple got married on May 19, 2018, and have been sharing their affection and romance with the world ever since. They currently have one child together, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, who will be 2-years-old on May 6, 2021. The beautiful family will be welcoming its fourth member with the birth of Markle and Harry’s baby girl very soon.
Markle and Harry have had their share of ups and downs after being in a relationship not only in the public eye but also with such a prominent family watching on. Markle was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she worked as an actress for a while. Although Markle and Harry have seemed to distance themselves from the royal family as they currently live in Southern California in the United States, they are still in contact with some of the family members and even appear to be mending some relationships. Harry was able to reconnect with some of his family when he attended his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral in April 2021.
Markle and Harry have opted for a more secluded lifestyle away from the spotlight recently. They waited to share most of the details when Archie was born, and they seem to be following a similar method now. However, as time goes on, Markle and Harry are releasing more and more details about their soon-to-be daughter. From the due date to citizenship status and the future child’s title, here is everything we know about Markle and Harry’s second baby.
Markle’s Pregnancy Timeline
Markle and Harry announced that they were going to have a second child on Valentine’s Day, 2021. The couple shared the news and also shared a deep connection with Harry’s late mother. Princess Diana similarly made headlines back on Valentine’s Day in 1984 when she announced that she was pregnant with her second child. A black-and-white photo of Harry and Markle was posted to Instagram to announce and celebrate the happy news. Markle sat in her husband’s lap with her hand delicately placed over her bump.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the pregnancy just a few months after Markle had penned an emotional essay for the New York Times, revealing she had a miscarriage in July 2020. “Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few,” Markle wrote in her essay.
During an interview with the British edition of Vogue, Harry shared more about his and his wife’s desires to have a family — and just how big they wanted their family to be. “Two maximum,” he said. “But I’ve always thought: this place is borrowed. And surely, being as intelligent as we all are, or as evolved as we all are supposed to be, we should be able to leave something better behind for the next generation.’
According to an Insider article from April 10, 2021, Markle was not allowed to fly to the United Kingdom to attend Prince Philip’s funeral, as she did not get medical clearance to fly. Traveling by this method can pose a threat and potentially cause complications for pregnant women, especially if they are very far along in their pregnancy.
Details About The New Baby
Makeba Williams is an OB-GYN at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She explained why flying was dangerous while pregnant, as most airlines typically don’t allow people on flights if they are 36 weeks pregnant or further along. “That is the point at which labor could more often occur,” Williams explained. “No one wants to have to ground a plane because you’re going into labor.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex currently live in Santa Barbara County in California, leading some to expect their second child to be American-born. According to Insider, Markle’s baby girl is set to be born this summer, but the exact due date is still unknown. According to USA Today, the couple’s second child is most likely not going to get a title from Queen Elizabeth II, as the pair had turned down the offer when Archie was born.
Many of the details are still unknown, however, like who the baby’s godparents will be, as well as where and when the baby will be born. This isn’t uncommon, as Markle and Harry released few details about Archie until after he was born and the family had all returned home. Archie is a British-born citizen, but he could still claim American citizenship due to his mother being American. This poses the question about what the new baby’s citizenship status will be, as it is still unknown where the couple is planning to be when she is born.
Although many of the fine details are still under wraps, it’s evident that Markle and Harry are very excited about having their first baby girl together, turning their sweet family of three into a beautiful family of four.Prince Harry, Meghan (2019), (Karwai Tang/WireImage/Getty Images)
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